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Tired of there never being enough money in your life?

Ashamed or embarrassed about your money habits?

Envious of friends with money – those home-owning, nice-car-driving, regular-holidaying friends? ‘What are they doing that I’m not
doing, why not me?!
’ you ask yourself.

Feel trapped doing work you don’t like, in a relationship that’s not working, saying no to social occasions when you want to say yes because, well, money?

You’re at a point in your life where you feel you should be more sorted financially but, well, you’re not. You’d like to confide in friends and family but 1. you’re suffering from a bad case of comparison-itis that says ‘everyone else is sorted, why aren’t I?’; and 2. You fear being judged.

So you say nothing. But you’re always thinking about money – with the constant worry, stress and decision paralysis leaving you feeling overwhelmed.

 
 

If any of the above speaks to you, you’ve come to the right place.

Like losing weight, you feel good money management should be as simple as spending less and earning more – and it is for some, but easier said than done for others.

You’re stuck in a rut and need help getting out of it. You want money to work for you - not the other way around - and you need help getting there.  

Your ultimate goal is freedom – freedom to design, create and live a life on your own terms. But you currently feel 'stuck' due to money.

You know you want to manage your money better but you don’t know where to start. Because no matter how much money you make, if you don’t manage it well, you’ll be back to broke in no time.

I can help you be better with money so you feel less ‘stuck’ and more money-confident and financially capable.  

 
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Hi, I’m Talia. I’m a Money Coach. I offer one-to-one coaching sessions focused on helping women be better with money. To:

  • stop worrying about money and get a handle on it

  • create a positive relationship with money and feel positive when you think and talk about money

  • set financial goals and create a plan to accomplish them

As a financial coach, I help women to develop their emotional and practical relationship with money.

Come to me for judgement-free, money coaching and together we’ll build your money confidence and increase your financial capability. No more feeling ‘stuck’ when it comes to money.

I tackle both money mindset – your beliefs, behaviour and emotions about/around money – and financial capability – your practical money skills. So, for example, not simply 'here's how you prioritise clearing debts', but 'what lies behind the spending habits that caused this debt. Why you’re overspending?’

“Talia manages to make the subject of money fun, and not at all scary. She talks about money in a holistic and compassionate way, drawing on her experiences as a coach, and I love how she shares her own money mistakes in the past - I could really relate.”

CLAIRE REES, FOUNDER & MD, CLAIRE REES MEDIA

 
 

So why money? And why me? 

I’m a 1980s baby and growing up, while we were always clothed and fed and with a roof over our heads, my family was always one unforeseen expense (broken washing machine seemed to be a recurring issue) away from financial chaos. There was no emergency fund, no fallback plan.

In the early noughties, I went to university in London. London was fun. London was expensive. I overspent and racked up all sorts of debt – from credit cards to payday loans. I knew what I should be doing to manage my money better but I struggled to put it into practice.

I went on to be a journalist and writer, always with an interest in personal finance and consumer affairs. I’ve worked for some of the biggest media organisations, including the BBC, often covering money matters. But I wanted to do more, to go deeper, as I realised my formative money experiences had really coloured my whole life. I wanted to be better with money and help others who feel the same. 

 
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I believe that getting on top of your finances is key to making informed life decisions that come from a place of knowledge rather than fear.

I retrained as a financial coach to work with people on a one-to-one basis who feel ‘stuck’ with money and build their confidence and capability.

I also work as a financial education consultant for The Money Charity, the UK’s financial capability charity, delivering workshops to 11-19-year-olds in schools and colleges, helping pupils build good money management skills and knowledge.

“Talia delivers our money workshops to 11-19-year-olds and does a fantastic job. Her delivery is engaging, her passion for the topic is evident and she has very good rapport with the students.”

STEPH HAYTER, HEAD OF YOUNG PEOPLE PROGRAMMES, THE MONEY CHARITY

I’m the author and presenter of The Five-Step Guide to Mastering Your Money, a 30-minute online video course for Careercake.com, an award-winning, online learning platform offering on-demand access, 24/7 to career and business training courses.

 
 

Knowledge is power! Helping people be better with money – that’s the impact I’m trying to make.

I hold my qualification in coaching and mentoring skills from the Institute of Leadership and Management. I trained in Financial Coaching with Wise Monkey Financial Coaching. I studied Introduction to Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I’m a journalism alumna of the University of Westminster, London.

Two things about me:

1. Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Jessica Fletcher are my first loves.
2. Tea over coffee. Strong but milky – aim for a cuppa that’s rich tea biscuit in colour and we can get on.

 
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